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Shōgun by James Clavell
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Aug 31, 2010

it was amazing

This is my favorite book! It is one of the best novels you will EVER read outside of an author whose last name is not "Dickens" or "Tolstoy". I stand by that claim. Okay, maybe that's a bit much. But is one of the best "low" fiction books you can read.

Clavell has a way of capturing the spirit of Asia in his books, but explaining it to a western audience in a way that is not pandering. In particular he captures some of the good and bad aspects of Japanese culture (or what a westerner like myself would think was good and bad). And there are many life lessons to be learned in the book.

I quote this book on a daily basis (to the point where people are tired of it). But it is just so darn good!!

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